Federal Employee Health Plan: Model for Reform?
In his 1994 State of the Union message, President Clinton said the goal of his health care reform proposal is "to give every ... American the same health care security they have already given to ... federal employees." The Federal Employee Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) also has been held up as a prototype for reform by Stanford professor Alain Enthoven, father of managed competition. Liberal Senator Edward Kennedy has advocated allowing individuals and small business employees to join the FEHBP. And the program has been praised by a number of conservative Republicans.
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